I earn affiliate credit if you sign up for the Bilt Rewards Mastercard using links in this story. Bilt Rewards, one of the most valuable flexible currencies in travel, is adding three new transfer partners to an already healthy list of travel brands you already know. Today, they launched 1:1 transfers to British Airways and announced they would be adding Iberia and Aer Lingus shortly. With these additions, here’s the full list of travel partners you can transfer Bilt Rewards points to: American Airlines AAdvantage Air Canada Aeroplan United Airlines […]
Time keeps slipping bybnnb and another week goes by without me writing. In an attempt to get back on a regular cadence I’m going to try to write a bit of a recap each week. This won’t just be a list of links I read that I enjoyed. I’ll catch up with you guys on what the past week looked like on the road (or off) and talk about what’s on my mind from a travel perspective. Let me know what you think about the format, good or bad, and […]
There’s a pretty incredible Iberia offer right now, where you can earn 90,000 Avios for a bit more than $300. You can use these to book yourself trips to faraway places at incredibly cheap prices. But, maybe you shouldn’t.
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles and points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
I woke up this morning to a number of changes to the British Airways Avios program (after a night where our daughter was up sick most of the night, or I might have posted this sooner). View From the Wing has all the details, but here are the key points you need to be aware of : Mileage earning on most coach fares classes is going down significantly. K, L, M, N, S and V class fares all week earn 50% instead of 100% of miles flown. Q, O and […]
Answer: It took 24 days in my recent example. Admittedly, I don’t have a ton of experience flying British Airways. I probably have less than a dozen total flights on BA in my lifetime of flying. I purchased a ticket to Dublin a few months ago for travel late this year. For those that don’t know, British Airways has a really strong program for upgrades using their loyalty currency (miles) called Avios. If inventory is available, you can generally upgrade to the next class of service for 10,000 Avios. For […]
American Airlines and Iberia Express announced a code-sharing agreement this week. Not monumental, since AA already has an agreement with the larger Iberia Airlines. And, while I wouldn’t want to collect Avios (the former currency of just British Airways and now joint currency of both airlines), using Madrid as a transfer point to get to other places in Europe can save some pretty staggering landing fees for premium awards in London. And, Iberia Express doesn’t have a ton of flights although a few interesting cities like Amsterdam and Naples (looks […]